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New CEO at Commerce Commission

New CEO at Commerce Commission
Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - The Commerce Commission is promoting regulation general manager Brent Alderton to chief executive in January, replacing Nicholas Hill who will leave the competition watchdog at the end of the year.

Regulator to educate construction sector

Regulator to educate construction sector
Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - An investigation of the non-residential construction sector for the Commerce Commission has highlighted a practice called "cover pricing", which involves builders talking to each other to come up with a believable but not genuine bid for a job.

Commission abandons plan for market power guidelines

Commission abandons plan for market power guidelines
Wellington, Oct 18 NZPA - The Commerce Commission is no longer developing enforcement guidelines on misuse of market power.

Alleged breach of Telecom bitstream undertakings

Alleged breach of Telecom bitstream undertakings
Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - The Commerce Commission is investigating whether Telecom's Wholesale business unit is likely to have discriminated against telecommunications providers in favour of Telecom's Retail arm.

Mussel supply focus for regulator

Mussel supply focus for regulator
Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - The Commerce Commission is to focus on the supply of mussels within New Zealand in its investigation into fisheries company Sanford's application for clearance to buy the Pacifica Seafoods Group of companies.

Car sale executive liable for lies about vehicles

Wellington, Oct 12 NZPA - The managing director of a Porirua car dealership has been held personally liable for breaches of consumer law after false information was entered on consumer information notices for vehicles sold by the company, Sunrise Motor Group Ltd.

Regulator moves closer to regulatory regime for airports

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - The establishment of a regulatory regime for airports has moved closer with the publication by the Commerce Commission of revised draft decisions on the information affected airports will need to publicly disclose.

Regulator warns on price rises and GST

Wellington, Oct 8 NZPA - The Commerce Commission has warned the owners of The Dominion Post newspaper about using the rise in GST to explain a price increase, when the increased tax was the reason for only part of the 10c price rise.

Methven fined $50,000 for misleading on shower savings

Wellington, Oct 4 NZPA - Bathroom fittings company Methven was fined $50,000 after it admitted misleading consumers in advertisements about the potential savings gained when using the Satinjet shower product range.

Commerce Commission gets more than 30 GST complaints

Commerce Commission gets more than 30 GST complaints
By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, Oct 4 NZPA - More than 30 complaints against businesses using the GST hike as an excuse to ramp up prices have been lodged with the Commerce Commission since the 2.5 percentage point increase kicked-in on Friday.

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